Watch the following clip of Marshal McLuhan talking about the post-literate generation. (The second link brings you to an e-book transcription of the interview this segment was taken from.) Then, watch the video by Global Carnival Theory.
- Marshall McLuhan on the post–literate generation
- Understanding Me [McLuhan]: Interviews and Lectures
Video: Global Carnival Theory
Write a two page personal reflection on the idea of post-literate society.
|Do you see these ideas functioning in society today?|
|Do you think the video clip was a good artistic presentation of the idea? How and why?|
The purpose of this assignment is to show you've thought deeply about McLuhan's ideas, about changing society, and about your experience and observation of it. (How fitting that you are asked to exercise your literacy skills in response to these questions!)
Check out this mini-lesson on Reflective Writing if you need a refresher on this writing genre: